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Old 12-12-2007, 03:49 PM   #1
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Clowns and Anemone's

I have a question about the relationship between the clowns and their host anemone's. I bought a clown fish and the anemone the other day and while they where in the lfs the clown pretty much stayed in the anemone. Now that I have them home in my tank the clown doesnt seem to want to have anything to do with it. Both are doing fine from a health stand point, they only thing that I can figure is that its a 75 gallon tank and the clown is the only fish I have in it. Could it be because he has so much room for himself that he doesnt feel he needs the anemone?
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To be honest, there is no guarantee that they will host. But since they are both in a new home, I would give the clown some time to explore and the anemone time to adjust to your lighting and finding a nice comfy place.
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As he said there is no guarantee they will host. I bought one along time ago and my clown chose a coral instead.
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Old 12-13-2007, 03:26 PM   #4
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Give them time to acclimate to the tank. There is no guarantee, but you have a better chance of the clown was wild caught.
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What really has me confused though is that I watched them for about a week in the fish store and they seemed to be hosting. Then I get them home and nothing. It's still neat, just wish he would at least acknowledge the anemone. lol
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Old 12-13-2007, 06:39 PM   #6
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There is just no way to predict it. You will have to wait and see what happens. BTW...how old is your tank and what do you have for lighting?
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BTW...how old is your tank and what do you have for lighting?
Yep....I was going to ask the same.
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The tank is about 4 years old. I have the Coralife Lunar Aqualights, which I just replaced all the bulbs on.

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What species of anemone?
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